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I'm a cardmaker and crafter and when I started painting more, I naturally combined the two and made little miniature paintings I then mounted onto greeting cards.
I love doing these little things, there's no pressure to make a masterpiece, it's only a tiny piece of paper that is quickly done, I can experiment and have fun.
I like the look of distressed edges and there's a paper distresser by Tim Holtz out there, made especially for that job. But I'm frugal and use a simple 50Cent seam ripper to distress the edges of the paper. It's more of a cardstock than paper and the backside is printed. I got it for free from a workshop. It's the perfect paper for me for playing around since it's not to precious for anything.
Some of those cards were done by watching video tutorials, some were photos on PMP and a few were simply my imagination.
I didn't want to spam the miniature group or my gallery with these, so they are here on the blog and I'll add to it, when I paint more.…Continue
I have a bottle of oil liquin,It is used to help dry oils.The top of the oil liquin bottle is hard, with white skin and cant get to the contents.I tried adding some turpentine, then pushed the skin in the bottle with the top end of a…Continue
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